Nita Serrano, ACP, RP®, FRP, AACP, is a Litigation Paralegal in Tampa, Florida working in the area General Casualty handling all aspects of cases from case inception through trial preparation and participation. Nita has been a paralegal for most of her adult life, four of those years as a freelance paralegal. Nita specializes in the areas of civil litigation, insurance defense, medical malpractice, personal injury, nursing home, general negligence, criminal and family law. Nita is also a Florida Notary Public and Florida Remote Online Notary Public.
Nita earned her Associate’s Degree in Paralegal Studies from Florida Metropolitan University in 2000, her designation as a PACE Registered Paralegal (RP®) from the National Federation of Paralegal Associations in March, 2007; her designation as an American Alliance Certified Paralegal (AACP) from the American Alliance of Paralegals, Inc. in September, 2019, Florida Registered Paralegal in May, 2020, National Association of Legal Assistants (NALA) Certified Paralegal (CP) in October, 2020 and NALA Advanced Certified Paralegal (ACP) in Trial Practice in October, 2020.
Nita is currently serving as Board Advisor for the NFPA Board of Directors. She served as NFPA President from 2018-2020; as well as two terms as the Vice President & Director of Paralegal Certification 2014-2018. Nita has been a member of the Tampa Bay Paralegal Association, Inc. (TBPA) since 2005, and has served various leadership roles including, two terms as President. Nita served as President of the Florida Alliance of Paralegal Associations, Inc. (“FAPA”) in 2014. Nita has also served on the Hillsborough Community College, Paralegal Advisory Board since 2010 and served on Keiser University’s Paralegal Advisory Board from 2011-2020. She was appointed the 13 Juridical Circuit Unlicensed Practice of Law Committee in 2022.
Nita has been a volunteer with Wills for Heroes, Dress for Success, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention, for several years. She is also Master Guardian ad Litem for the Thirteenth Judicial Circuit in Florida representing the best interests of children in dependency and foster care and mentoring new Guardians ad Litem.
Away from work, Nita can usually be found reading, spending time with her family and their furry family members, three Yorkshire Terriers and three cats.